87th annual mmea in-service workshop/conference

January 28 – February 1, 2025   *   Tan-tar-a conference center

mmea all-state collective ensemble


Hello MMEA Members!

For you secondary music teachers, I am writing to let you know about the Missouri All-State Collective Ensemble (MASCE).   If you have any students in your program who enjoy the traditional music classroom but also thrive in a modern band setting, please encourage them to audition for this year’s group.  This ensemble is made up of high school musicians who are singer-songwriters, guitarists, bassists, drummers, MC’s and the like.  

Our 2025 clinician is Amy Laemmli.  

While completing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Arts degree in Music History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Amy Laemmli began her career as a working musician and singer, cover artist, and singer-songwriter. She has toured internationally as a dueling and solo piano player and has held residency gigs all over the nation, including Santa Barbara, CA, Kansas City, MO, Indianapolis, IN, Destin, FL, Boston, MA, and Austin, TX. Her original songs charted on college radio in December of 2019 and have also been included in numerous major network libraries for television and film.

Currently, she resides in Louisville, KY where she plays regularly for Howl at the Moon and continues her songwriting ventures in Nashville, TN. When she is not playing, she loves to spend time at home in the Ozarks with her family, especially her three nieces. 

Ms. Laemmli’s knowledge and skill as a performer and songwriter will be invaluable to the members of the MASCE.
The audition window will open on the MMEA website on October 1st and last through the end of November.  Please see the MMEA website for more information about auditions coming this summer.
The performance of the MASCE will be on Wednesday, January 29th at the Tan-Tar_A Conference Center.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance during the audition process.  I hope to see you and your students in January!
Tyler Edwards
MASCE Advisory Chair